Once your WordPress website has been created, it will require a certain amount of website maintenance. WordPress themes and plugins are continually being updated, primarily for website security purposes, so prompt action is recommended. Unfortunately, websites can be hacked if the theme or plugin updates are not executed. Thankfully most of the time, a plugin or site theme is updated; there are no issues. Sometimes there can be conflicts, or an update can even crash your website. But don’t worry because there are precautions to avoid this happening.
Search Engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo require regular submissions of your website. If you’re uploading content regularly, it’s beneficial to check for errors and backup your website. Having a backup strategy in place is also vital in case a website crashes or gets hacked. Backups will give you the option to restore the site to how it was before an incident occurred. Part of maintenance work is also checking that your Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) certificate is up to date and that all pages are showing the green lock.